On baroclinic instability in the case of vanishing viscosity
In the two-layer model, describing baroclinic instability, viscosity plays a subtle role. The marginal stability curves for the non-viscous model and the one for the viscous model with viscosity tending to zero, do not coincide. An explanation in terms of polynomials with complex coefficients is given and the growth-rate for decreasing viscosity is calculated.
Archiv of Mechanics, Archiwum Mechaniki Stosowanej
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- Atmospheric Models;
- Baroclinic Instability;
- Mathematical Models;
- Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer